Ensuring the wellbeing of TB patients requiring long term admission to hospital

Organisation : NHS Lothian, TB Office, OPD3, RIE
Grant Amount : £ 120

To ensure that the physical and mental wellbeing of patients diagnosed with TB is met. At present a small cohort of our patients who have to be admitted to hospital for a lengthy period of time (often months) due to extent of disease or drug resistency and this can have severe physical, mental, psychological and financial implications for them.

They are confined to a cubicle  and our aim would be to ensure their stay in hospital is as tolerable as possible through ensuring they can afford the television, buying books or other forms of entertainment to provide mental stimulii, ensuring they have all the basic requirements of toiletries etc and to meet their basic human needs.